As of yesterday, Wednesday 7th, I am 12 weeks pregnant! Hurray! My due date is actually scheduled for exactly the same day as Anna’s was, September 18th! How crazy is that? Not to mention that I can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks already since I initially found out I was pregnant, it’s absolute madness! Where has time gone? Only 2 more weeks till I’m in my second trimester!
So far baby and I have been doing great. I haven’t been having any odd symptoms and most of my gastritis has gone away *victory dance*. I also do have a very small little baby bump which rather excites me AND I have already been able to feel baby move. It’s happens rarely, and I know it’s early, but I know it’s the baby and it’s just so phenomenal.
I must say I can already tell this pregnancy is going to be very different from my last pregnancy. To be honest, when I had Anna I was facing life as a single mom and my future felt quite bleak and lonely. As a result I was rather shy and insecure about my new pregnancy body albeit that I was already madly in love with my daughter. Being that with this pregnancy I have an amazing, loving man by my side who showers me with compliments every day I feel fantastic and can’t wait to rock this sexy new bod of mine bahaha. Call me crazy but I’m kind of excited for my growing bump this time around.
We had an ultrasound on February 22nd and it was a very exciting moment for Charles and I to be able to have the first glimpse together at our beautiful baby. I’m really curious to see if Anna will be able to comprehend the aspect as I get further along in my pregnancy, and being able to include her in the entire experience as well and get her excited to be a big sister. If anyone has any tips for best handling this transition I would be more then happy to hear them!
Another thing we’re excited about with this pregnancy is finding out the gender. I’m quite the impatient person and there is no way I would be able to go my whole pregnancy without knowing. I don’t know how people did it before the ultrasounds of today! We are rather rooting for a boy but I know it would also be lovely for Anna to have a girl her age to perhaps better bond with.
Craving wise things have been horrible; I’m such a victim to them and they don’t go away until I satisfy them. They can last for days, even weeks, until I cave. I have been craving lots of sweets (like chocolate cake and cherry milkshakes), and also sour candies. Lately has also been a craving for shrimp so I have been making sure to take extra omega supplements. In my last pregnancy I found I was craving shrimp hardcore and once I started taking a hemp oil supplement it disappeared. I have also been eating tons of fruits and vegetables and always try to keep a supply of veggie sticks in my fridge along with apples, bananas, and strawberries. Yumm!
What were some of your weirdest pregnancy cravings? Did you have a little brother or sister close in age you bonded well (or even horribly) with?? Or are you even currently celebrating a pregnancy as well? Lets chat!